News | March 4, 2014

ETL Systems Launches StingRay, The Most Compact RF Over Fibre Transmit And Receive Equipment On The Market

In-house designed and manufactured, StingRay marks a quantum leap forward to meet the ever-growing industry demand for signal distribution

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, has launched a new range of RF over fibre equipment called the StingRay series.

The first of this range is a high density 1U rack mountable chassis housing 16 hot-swap transmit and receive RF over fibre modules and is designed to be used for short distance links between satellite dishes and the teleport. 

“This is the most compact unit of its kind on the market, capable of fitting the greatest number of hot-swap transmit and receive fibre modules in the smallest space,” said Dr Esen Bayar, Technical Director of ETL Systems. “We have focussed on excellent module to module isolation and this StingRay fibre chassis helps satellite teleports with transition distances up to 3km.”

The StingRay is the first to introduce hot-swap power supply units (PSU) in a 1U RF over Fibre chassis and also features local as well as remote control. With its hot-swap fibre modules it can be part populated and helps the teleport engineers to design fibre links within budget.

“This new RF distribution range strengthens ETL’s position as an established player in the RF distribution market and broadens our capability, making it easier for system integrators to exclusively choose ETL technology for RF distribution in all scenarios. The first of the Stingray Fibre range will soon be joined by other designs with many new and different features,” added Dr Bayar.

ETL Systems is launching the first design, which will be produced and tested at ETL’s purpose-built facility in the UK, at CABSAT 2014 in Dubai and SATELLITE 2014 in Washington. These two key industry trade shows are running concurrently in North America and the Middle East this March. For more information, visit http://www.etlsystems.com.

SOURCE: ETL Systems

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